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ABBOT ACADEMY -1941
O Abbot beautiful, guide of our youth,
Girded with sacrifice, lighted with truth,
Thee will thy daughters praise, all else above:
O Abbot beautiful, mother we love!
O Abbot beautiful, memories dear
Thrill through our hearts as they turn to thee here:
Mother, whose tenderness, wisdom and power
Constant have guarded us, e'en to this hour!
Here were sweet friendships born, here visions true,
Here purpose steadfast to dare and to do,
Here did we consecrate life to the best,
O Abbot beautiful, at thy behest.
O Abbot beautiful, Mother so dear!
Now as we gather to sing to thee here,
Strengthen our loyalty, help us to prove
O Abbot beautiful, worthy thy love.
To Our Miss Kobmson
BECAUSE of her deep affection
for our school, her endless
knowledge of Latin, her devotion
to it and enjoyment of it; because
of her outstanding ability as a
teacher; but mostly because of her
interest in us as individuals — those
evening conferences in the quiet of
her room when her sympathy,
kindly advice and encouragement
gave us back our confidence in our-
selves — we, the Class of 1941,
dedicate this book to
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WHILE newspapers and radios
sputter tidings of bombs,
blazes, and blitzkriegs, for some
the beauty in life is choked and
crushed. Yet for us it still endures,
rich and full. Beauty is where you
find it — in flaming leaves, in the
soothing patter of rain, in gleaming
snow. Yes, and in the amazing
revelations of fine minds, too, in
the striving for achievement and
eventual realization of it, in rela-
tionships with friends, both fac-
ulty and student, in the exhilara-
tion of creative thinking — there is
"Guide of Our Youth"
Marguerite Capen Hearsey
A.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Charming, cheery, soothing
voice. . .smiling sport. . .driver's
license (?). . .au revoir but not
good-bye. . ."Miss Hearsey, to
you our hearts belong"
PERHAPS we wax a bit sentimental when we dub our
Principal and our faculty "guide of our youth," but
we are so truly aware at all times of their influence and
friendship that such a designation is, in fact, appropriate.
Their corridor parties where cokes and corn cakes
abound, their community radios, their daily scouting
tours to trace down the inevitable "pussies," and the re-
sulting comments tucked coyly in our blotters, all form '
a pattern of Abbot life we will never forget. We will long
value their interest, their wisdom, their table conversa-
tion spiced with humor and news, and their confidence in
us. But most of all we will remember absorbing class
discussions when we became initiated into that stimulat-
ing process of thinking for ourselves, and where we
learned to respect the ideas of others.
Ever Ready — By Day .
And By Night
MORNING periods are routine. "Of-
fice Hours" after lunch create a
continual dither of "week-end permis-
sions" signing in, signing out, telephone,
telegraph and "rec" room music. Genial
groups crowding for sitting space on the
radiator, mail followed by feminine shrieks
"At last, I got one," or, "Hand me the
cloth; dust is gathering in my box...
"Why were you absent from Choral?" —
all these activities and words are part of
the administrative offices and of Abbot life.
Jean Hope Baynes
Coiffure and clothes, loyalty to
England and tea, Baronial and bud-
get, personality prevails.
Sparkle in the eyes, pint size, close
clipped coiffure, animated conversa-
tion with an English twang.
Assistant to the Principal
Supreme gray convertible, laugh
and smile, guardian of the special
packages, blind-date bureau.
Gertrud Rath, A.B., M.A.
Assistant to the Principal
Southern hospitality, "Gacku,"
running here and there, plaid skirt,
week-end slips, dachshunds.
Assistant Financial Secretary
Chancellor of the exchequer, enlight-
ener of perplexed treasurers, "Kind-
ly come to the office," bookstore.
Margaret Snow, A.B.
Sewing and knitting, perpetual pa-
tience, puns and fun, library con-
sultant, Maine and cottage.
English and History
AFTER delving into literary realms
from Chaucer to contemporaries, we
engaged in lively class discussions and
were inspired to produce masterpieces.
History took on new significance this
year in view of the whirlwind of passing
events from the presidential election to
the Nazi expansion. Yet we toiled over
charts, increase and decrease of Royal
Authority, tariffs and embargoes, and we
still continued to get our dates hopelessly
Alice Sweeney, A.B.
Director of Studies, English
Clothes designing, keeping Courant
under control, interviews and col-
What the well-dressed woman
wears, love of the English poets,
brown eyes and low voice, Odeon's
LUCILE BURDETTE TuTTLE, A.B.
Homestead commuter, "Good morn-
ing, girls," good nature, wealth of
stories about India, "Oh no, real-
ly?", pianist for half year, smile.
M. Dorothy Baker
Folk songs and dances, "Oh, real-
ly," energy and vitality, English
lady, poetry lover.
Catherine Jane Sullivan, A.B.
Remedial Reading, Psychology
Day-scholar meetings, study-hall
closet, home every night, azure
dream car, "today the pound will be
Laura Huntington Smith, A.B.,
History, Problems of Democracy
Sweaters, skirts, and saddles, profes-
sor of "All the News That's Fit to
Print," appetite, charts, outlines,
Math and Science
HILARIOUS classes in which Miss
Tucker brought to life molecules
and their little playfellows, the atoms,
consumed two periods a day. Scientific
theories as well as brand new nylon stock-
ings were unraveled before our very eyes.
Physics class, with Mrs. Poland in com-
mand, wrangled theories and laws. The
mysteries of plants, stars and electricity
were revealed. Hyperbolas, parabolas, tri-
angles and polygons formed a maze of
math, but guided by Miss Hancock, all
found their proper places which we hope
they will keep.
Isabel Maxwell Hancock, A.B.
Striking ensembles, Southern drawl,
a twinkle and a wink, crowning
glory, "sweet dreams."
Mrs. Roberta Gilmore Poland,
Physics, General Science, Mathematics
Mentor through Math maze or
Physics haze, the eternal case of the
window-stick, inexhaustible pa-
tience, clad in beige polo coat.
Art and Bible
Eleanor Morin Tucker, A.B.,
Test tubes and formulas, Chem gen-
ius, two-period exams, friendliness
and likabilitv, jackets and skirts.
DOWNSTAIRS, Tuesdays and Thurs-
days, a number of students sat
around two long tables, learning the fun-
damentals of art and architecture. Upstairs
in spick and span studio, many young
artists sketched while Miss Hatch kept
busy running to John-Esther and back. Or-
chids to her for the grand exhibits this
year. Mr. Gibbons held interesting discus-
sions along with stacks of thought books.
History and Appreciation of Art
Good nature, patience in teaching
thos earchitectural fundamentals,
encyclopedia of grand stories and
experiences, aid to L.B.A.
Mary Mills Hatch
Painting, Drawing, Modelling
Elongated week ends, bangs and up
hair-do, imaginative genius, spirit,
pep, and fun, the inspiration of our
Gibbons, B.S., F.D.,
Weighed down with thought books,
black coupe, petite wife, debates
THERE have been those tables that
make the dining room sound like a
foreign-relations club, for issuing from
them were heard queer conversations in
French, German, and Spanish. These were
just an overflow from the bubbling class
rooms where we struggled with grammar
and reading, from the rudiments up. Rules
and idioms galore filled our brains along
with the complexities of Latin. All these,
no matter how bewildering, have left us
dropping a "merci," "gracias," or "danke
schon," as the case may be, with the great-
est of ease.
Hilda Ruby Baynes, B. es L.
Weather forecaster, "bonne nuit,"
friendly hospitality, reliable Repub-
lican, afternoon coffee.
Helene M. Crooks, A.B., M.A.
Literary sleeping potions, hair
styles, daily jaunts downtown,
"Vive la France".
Anne Rechnitzer, Ph.D.
Hilarious tables, unrivaled sense of
humor, excels in languages and ski-
ing, parties plus personality, mod-
Harriet McKee, A.B., M.A.
"Little girl" of the faculty, wonder-
ful sense of humor, always smiling
and gay, daily treks around the
Helen Dunford Robinson, A.B.
Friendly felicity, promptness and
neatness, "Let's have a little fresh
air," Boston expeditions.
Resplendent with mantillas and
maracas, chuckle, trips to the fourth
floor, humor a la Espana.
NLuskj Dramaj and Speech
MUSIC, music, everywhere" is a
phrase applicable to Abbot's Music
Department. No matter where you may be
around the Abbot grounds, you can al-
ways hear strains of music either from the
practice rooms, voice studios, or organ.
Reading passages to attain poise, and
grace, in the gentle art of becoming a
lady, make up Mrs. Gray's popular classes.
From the Art Gallery issue sounds of
"Ohs" and "Ahs" as Miss Rogers takes a
deep breath and conducts speech class.
Pianoforte, Theory of Music
Merry laughter, immaculate ap-
pearance, gaiety and poise, superb
recitals, half-year vacation.
Walter Howe, B.M.
Choral Music, Pianoforte, Organ,
Theory of Music
Spa treat for Fidelio radio stars,
symphony orchestra, Christmas or-
gan recital, tea, Mondays and Fri-
Sympathy, interest, and understand-
ing, renowned teas, hats and jewel-
Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray
Dramatic Interpretation, Spoken
Staunch loyalty, personality, faith-
ful coach through thick and thin,
Dickens' Christmas Carol.
Virginia Paine Rogers, A.B.
Clear speech, happy disposition,
cordiality, Miss Hearsey's double
Expert painter as well as musician,
sister-in-law, patient good hurrior,
passing silently by.
Business Principles and Homemaking
FROM the lower part of Abbot Hall
comes the click-clack of typewriter
keys and the mutterings of compound-
interest seekers. From the canary yellow
kitchen waft tantalizing odors as Miss
Dodge put the homemakers through their
paces every Thursday. Their Boston ex-
cursions were foiled at every turn with the
exception of our one fascinating venture
to the silversmiths.
Mary Elaine Dodge, A.B.
Wavy hair, jade ring, green and red
sweater, brave "fixer upper" of our
cooking mishaps, "What I mean to
say is. . . "
Mrs. Eunice Murray Campbell,
Popular classes with "goodies,"
"Well, let's have a speed test to-
day," smiles and blushes.
Hope Coolidge, A.B., B.S.
Connoisseur of the better things in
life, buzzing here and there, wel-
come rec-room crasher, always hap-
Health and Physical Education
AFTERNOONS find us scampering to
gym and rec room or in all directions,
by car or on foot, for sports with Miss
Carpenter and Miss Rhodes. Good posture,
poise, grace and coordination come, in
varying degrees, as a result of our efforts.
Casualties, colds and cuts are mended and
healed up quickly by our indefatigable
Mrs. Duncan, who is so on the job that
our ills are mostly gone before they come.
Mary Carpenter, B.S.
Friend in need, skiing and riding ex-
pert, nicknames, popular table,
absent-mindedness and surprises.
Rowena Lincoln Rhodes
Physical Education Assistant
"Is there a doctor in the house?"
diamond ring, "This will start you
out," "My last dance class!"
Mrs. Hannah Richmond Duncan,
Smiling and sympathetic, pills and
bills, "see me before chapel,"
bustling briskness, trips to Ipswich.
"Here Were Sweet Friendships Born"
Parlor for Privileged Few
LOUNGING on the radiator, dancing in the "rec
room," airing the pros and cons of life, the world,
and such, making conversation with our neighbors at
mealtime, taking our walks for points and otherwise,
sharing a history book, participating in a class project —
all have inspired friendships. As large oak trees from
little acorns grow, so friendships bud and blossom from
these modest beginnings. And as the sturdy oak with-
stands winds and rains, so do friendships endure the bite
of hasty words and thoughtless deeds. Soon blue gowns,
red roses, blurry eyes, tearful adieux, or final farewells,
will close a year, a tense, chaotic year for the world, yet
for us a quieter struggle filled with effort, achievement
and, best of all, friendship.
Senior Class Officers: Hartwell, D. White, Jones, Presi
Senior Campus Commuters: Top Row — Moody, Little,
Mary Martin, Tyer, Selden, Poynter. Front Row — Grieco,
Stott, Eccles, C. Hill
47 Hillcrest Avenue
Summit, New Jersey
President Junior-Mid Class '40, Student
Government '41, Gargoyle Hockey
Team '41, Q.E.D. '41, Numerals '41.
"Beachie" .. .squeals and smiles...
goodhumor. . ."howrevolting". . .work
on a yellow sweater. . .laundry box sur-
JOAN E. BELDEN
14 Willow Street
1940-41 Skidmore College
"Cast" for doubles. .. twinkling eyes
. . .aversion to slang. . jolly "Joanie"
. . .affiliations with Williams. . globe
34 East Avenue
1939-41 Wells College
Fidelio '40, '41, Aeolian '40, '41, Choir
'40, '41, Senior Play '41, Hallowe'en
Party '40, Prom Committee '41.
Gaiety. . .budding bridesmaid. . .ups
and downs ... pathetic Senior doll...
"Skip," to you. . ."What's the score?"
. . .hilLarryous. . .pert nose.
6 Brookdale Avenue
New Rochelle, New York
1939-41 Mi. Holyoke College
Fidelio '40, '41, Chairman of Senior
Dolls, Prom Decorating Committee '40,
Aeolian '41, Senior Class Play '41,
Griffin Entertainment '40.
Known for tact(ics) . . . letters from Taft
. . .our mademoiselle from New Rochelle
. . .weighty problems. . .novice knitter
. . . heart in stitches . . . physics slave.
18 East Hickory Street
Fidelio '39, '40, Choir '39, '40, '41,
Senior-Mid Plays '40, Courant '40, '41,
Editor of Courant '41, Posture Marker
'39, '40, Fencing Team '40, Cum Laude.
Lady of the high C's. . .black hair. . .
black eyes... and honor roll... Cour-
ant' s courageous editor .. .nimble fin-
gers and fad for writing.
2105 East 31st Place
Swarthmore College 1938-41
Numerals '39, "A" Society '41, Bazaar
Committee '40, Senior-Mid Plays '40,
Senior Play '41, Draper Dramatics '40,
Hiking Leader '41, Secretary A. A. A.
'41, Odeon '39, '40, '41, President
Odeon '41, Athletic Council '41.
"Mimi" .. .henna head... "hi chum"
...glowing geniality .. .history head-
aches. . .neatness and promptness...
Oklahoma accent .. early to rise...
dickies, sweaters and jackets.
"iw w^'^y s/'
PHYLLIS JEAN CAMPBELL
8 William Street
Vice-President Junior-Mid Class '38,
Stage Manager Junior Plays '38, Num-
erals '39, Philomatheia '40, '41, Presi-
dent of Philomatheia '41, Fidelio '40,
'41, Head of Archery '40, Day Scholar
Representative A.C.A. '41, Posture
Marker '40, Varsity Dance '40, Griffin
Entertainment '40, Athletic Council
'40, Abbot Bazaar Committee '39, '40,
Day Scholars' Entertainment Commit-
Love "Doug" into her heart. . always
a smile... big hats... our Modern
Dancer. . .visits to Connecticut. . sten-
ographic whiz. . ebbing laughter.
7 Tuxedo Road
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
1937-41 New York School of Fine and
L.B.A. '40, '41, Student Government
'39, '40, Athletic Council '40, Head of
Modern Dance '40, President Junior-
Mid Class '40, President Prep Class '38,
Numerals '39, Secretary-Treasurer Grif-
fins '41, Vice-President L.B.A. '41.
Knack for knitting. . excursions to the
doctor. . .lustrous teeth. . .Archibald
with similarities to the little man who
wasn't there. . blond wavy locks.
NANCY BARR ECCLES
1936-41 Barnard College
Prep Plays '36, Vice-President Junior
Class '37, Junior Plays '37, Fidelio '37,
'38, '39, '40, '41, Numerals '38, Senior-
Mid Plays '39, "A" Society '39, Aeoli-
an '39, '40, '41, Chevrons '40, '41, Hik-
ing Leader '40, Secretary A. A. A. '40,
Prom Decorating Committee '40, Dra-
per Dramatics '40, Athletic Council
'40, '41, President Aeolian '41, Head of
Day Scholars '41, Head of Tennis '41,
Student Government '41, Choir '41,
Senior Play '41, Song Contest Commit-
tee '41, Varsity Tennis '41, Gargoyle
Tennis Team '39, '40.
Our tennis champ. . .sun-tanned legs. . .
"Gee-gad". . .nifty figure... a true
blonde. . .carefree air. . .music and sing-
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MARY ELIZABETH ERKERT
High Point Road
1940-41 MacMurray College
Fidelio '41, Q.E.D. '41, Senior Play '41.
' 'Ziz' ' . . . lover of horses . . . curly locks
and sparkling smile . .passion for ju-
venile toys. . Hank(ring) for steadi-
ness. . ."doesn't make a diff of bitter-
DOROTHY PERRY FISKE
15 Sutherland Road
Montclair, New Jersey
Student Government Representative
'39, Song Committee '40, Senior-Mid
Plays '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '41,
Yearbook Board '41, Numerals '41,
Hiking Leader '41, Tennis Team
Doubles '41, Fidelio '40, '41, Nominat-
ing Committee '39, '40, Christmas
Party '41, Courant '41.
Rosy-nosed Skip . . . prize silly . . .
headgears. . .unfulfilled destinies. . .
afternoon naps. . .conscientiousness. . .
Tuesday Red-Letter Day-.
194 Warwick Road
1939-41 Smith College
Courant '40, '41, Business Manager Cour-
ant '41, Fidelio '41, Senior-Mid Play
'40, Draper Dramatics '40, Numerals
'41, Senior Play '41, Gargoyle Doubles
Tennis Team '39, '40, Cum Laude.
"Nance" .. .from Winchester to Ohio
. . .double talk in low voice. . .craze for
Chem. . great Dane... Red cap... "a
fine girl" but definitely. .. diminish-
9 Sherbourne Street
Posture Marker '40, Fidelio '41, Griffin
Entertainment '40, L.B.A. '41.
Noted for understanding. .
eyes. . contagious giggle.,
happy at all" . . .silent love.
Honeoye Falls, New York
1938-41 University of Rochester
President Junior Class '39, Numerals '40,
Prep Plays '38, Philomatheia '41, Vice-
President A.C.A. '41, Christmas Party
'41, Fidelio '40, '41.
Rosebud mouth... Blue Ribbon Great
Pyrenees. . doctor-father. . .day schol-
ars' parties and jaunts to the hill. . six-
1938 Wood Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1939-41 Leland Stanford University
Treasurer Senior Class '41, Vice-Presi-
dent Senior-Mid Class '41, Senior-Mid
Plays '40, A.D.S. '40, '41, A.D.S. Plays
'40, Draper Dramatics '40, Senior Play
'41, French Plays '40, Numerals '41,
Ivy Speech '40, Entertainment Com-
mittee '41, Abbot Bazaar Committee
"Jo"... pert, petite and polite... Ab-
bot's threat to Broadway .. .Golden
Girl from the West. . .adoring aunt. . .
fits of laughter. . .magazine maniac.
DOROTHY DURFEE HARVEY
Orchard Lake, Michigan
1938-41 University of Michigan
Editor of Yearbook '41, Treasurer of
A.C.A. '41, Head of Basketball '41,
Hiking Leader '41, "A" Society '40,
Numerals '39, A.C.A. Christmas Party
'41, Varsity Basketball '39, Treasurer
Senior-Mid Class '40, Abbot Bazaar
Committee '40, Tennis Team Doubles
'39, '40, '41, Aeolian '40, '41, Senior-
Mid Plays '40, Nominating Committee
'40, Chevron '41, Choir '39, '40, '41.
Yearbook's guiding star ... cheerful-
ness. . .competency. . and congeniality
. . .melodious voice. . neatness. . ."lis-
ten, kids" ... enthusiasm plus sense of
humor ... swing that tennis racket...
77 Salem Street
1939-41 Skidmore College
Fidelio '41, L.B.A. '41, Yearbook
Board '41, Prom Committee '41.
Tan convertible. . smoothie dancer. . .
Bowdoin week ends ..." KiKi's " ador-
able smile and azure eyes. . .originality
and sweetness. . .quick comeback...
Dartmouth Carnival . . . neatness . . .
Heart of Gold. . ."He's a Band Leader."
27 Tenacre Road
New Britain, Connecticut
Aeolian '39, '40, '41, President Aeolian
'40, Fidelio '39, '40, '41, Choir '39, '40,
'41, President Junior-Mid Class '39,
Senior-Mid Plays '40, Treasurer Senior-
Mid Class '40, President Senior Class
'41, Bazaar Committee '40, Chairman
Senior Play '41, Yearbook Board '41,
Student Government Council '39, '41,
Executive Board '41, Prom Committee
"Dorie". . .school spirit. . .contagious
cackle. . .dignities of Class President. . .
"still waters run deep". . .can she lead
the alto part!. . ."Mommie" .. .short-
hand fiend . . . quirks of originality .
3 Willow Street
1939.41 Vassar College
President A.C.A. '41, Executive Board
'41, Q.E.D. '41, Entertainment Com-
mittee '41, Senior Play '41, Hiking
Leader '41, Numerals '40, Prom Dec-
orating Committee '40, Christmas
Party '41, Press Chairman '41.
"Kel the Belle" . . coiffure troubles. . .
habitual hunger . . lovable lunatic...
riotous wrestling matches. . gruesome
ELEANOR CHANNELL KNOX
1937-41 University of Wisconsin
Philomatheia '39, '40, '41, Secretary-
Treasurer Philomatheia '41, Senior-Mid
Plays '40, Draper Dramatics '40, Griffin
Entertainment Committee '40, Numer-
als '38, "A" Society '40, '41, Hiking
Leader '41, Griffin Basketball Team '40,
'41, Abbot Bazaar Committee '40, '41,
Chevrons '40, Treasurer A. A. A. '41.
Reliable "Knoxie" .. .Princeton older
brother. . basketball whiz. . .darn that
stem-christie. . Navy girl . . .spic and
span room. . .new Akron outpost.
68 Lincoln Road
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
1939-41 University of Michigan
Courant '41, Senior Play '41.
The literary light . . . winsome-skin-
some . . . bathroom basket of bundles
. . .party by plutocrats with wine jelly
. . .talented tardiness.
MARGARET GILBERT LITTLE
1937-41 Smith College
Fidelio '37-'41, Senior-Mid Plays '40,
Gargoyle Hockey Team '40, Numerals
'39, Vice-President Junior Class '39,
Odeon '39, '40, '41, Yearbook Board
Enviable tresses and rosy cheeks . . . ten-
gallon hat ... Harvard boy from Cali-
fornia . . . ski addict . . . excursions to
Dublin. . ."gee whiz."
SUZANNE MARY LONG
25 Middle May Circle
Forest Hills, New York
1937-41 Edgewood Park Junior College
A.D.S. '40, '41, Fidelio '39, '40, '41,
"A" Society '40, President "A" Society
'41, Numerals '38, Chevrons '41, A.D.S.
Plays '40, '41, Junior Play '38, Secretary
Junior Class '38, Treasurer Junior-Mid
Class '39, Varsity Riding '40, Griffin
Hockey Team '40, '41, Rec Room Com-
mittee '40, Chairman '41, Tea Dance
Committee '39, '40, Yearbook Board
'41, Griffin Entertainment '40, Nomin-
ating Committee '40, Chairman Prom
Weekends at Annapolis. . .cute smile
. . . extensive wardrobe . . . both mail and
males from points south . . . devilish elf
to cosmopolitan lady.
45 Sanford Street
Prep Song Leader '37, Prep Plays '37,
Junior Song Leader '38, Gargoyle En-
tertainment '39, Numerals '39, Fidelio
'39, Choir '39, '40, '41, Gargoyle Song
Leader '41, Head of Riding '41, Q.E.D.
'41, Posture Marker '39.
"Marnie". . domestic. . pep, person-
ality, dash of cuteness, P. A. brother. . .
versatile tresses. . good things come in
small packages. . .Exeter week ends. . .
chatterbox. . .jovial humor. . .efferves-
cence . . . leader of songs.
111 Main Street
1938-41 Wellesley College
L.B.A. '40, '41, Secretary L.B.A. '41
Open house to P. A. . . movie star name-
sake ... "goldilocks" . . Mary, Mary
not contrary. . Martin — which one?
...sunny side up. . drawing ability
with art troubles.
JESSIE ALLEN McCREERY
5840 North Bay Road
Miami Beach, Florida
1938-41 Rollins College
Fidelio '40, '41, Varsity Track '39, Sec-
retary Junior-Mid Class '39, Secretary
Senior-Mid Class '40, Numerals '40,
Hiking Leader '41, Odeon '41, Senior-
Mid Plays '40, Archery '41, Abbot Ba-
zaar Committee '41.
Favorite false tooth . . passion for
drummers. . expert (?) tennis player. . .
income woes and clothes. . .class pessi-
mist. . better known as "Mac."
4 South 4th Street
1939-41 Smith College
Aeolian '40, '41, Secretary-Treasurer
Aeolian '41, Fidelio '40, '41, Griffin En-
tertainment '40, A.C.A. Advisory
Board '40, Secretary A.C.A. '41, Hiking
Leader '41, Christmas Party '40, '41,
Class Song Leader '40, School Song
Leader '41, Entertainment Committee
'41, Numerals '41, Chairman Song Con-
"Kelly" . . . Lebanon Daily News. . .per-
petual good humor. . .music with vim
and vigor plus the "Sorcerer" . . .letters
in brown ink ... terrific wheezer. . .
Kinderhook, New York
1938-41 Smith College
President Student Government '41,
President Senior-Mid Class '40, Odeon
'40, '41, Prom Decorating Committee
'40, Varsity Hockey '40, Costumes Sen-
ior Play '41, Chairman Bazaar Commit-
tee, '40, Hiking Leader '41, Numerals
'40, Executive Board Student Govern-
ment '40, '41.
Magnetic "Mole" .. .clad in colossal
clothes. . .beaming beneath bangs...
our perfect President. . .loved by us all.
Numerals '40, Odeon '40, '41, Fidelio
Hectic week ends. . .call her "Verne"
...terrific colds. . .marshmallows on
chocolate cake... gray Ford. . .lilting
eyelashes. . .she never reduces.
2605 Banister Road
Fidelio '39, '40, '41, Varsity Hockey
'39, '40, '41, Numerals '39, "A" Society
'41, A.D.S. '40, '41, President A. A. A.
'41, Choir '39, '40, '41, Draper Dra-
matics '40, Student Government Coun-
cil '41, Hiking Leader '41, A.C.A. Ad-
visory Board '40.
"Julie". . dimple in chin devil within
. . dramatics. . .infectious grin. . gol-
den locks. . versatile ..." Samson De-
lilah". . .magazine study. . .next year's
Deb . . . able vocal chords . . . bubbling
laugh. . .interchangeable wardrobe.
Ashland, New Hampshire
1939-41 University of Wisconsin
President Q.E.D. '41, Fidelio '41, Grif-
fin Entertainment '40, Abbot Bazaar
Committee '40, Business Manager of
Yearbook '41, Manager Senior Play '41,
Numerals '41, Posture Marker '41,
News reporter. . she Knox around con-
siderably. . class(y) manager. . .cheer-
ful, considerate. . .proficient "Polly."
50 Ox Bow Lane
Summit, New Jersey
1939-41 Edgewood Park Junior College
First Team Riding '40, French Plays
'40, Chairman Prom Decorating Com-
mittee '40, Fidelio '40, '41, President
Fidelio '41, Art Editor of Yearbook '41,
L.B.A. '41, Numerals '41, Art for Senior
Play '41, Head of Riding '41.
"Janie" ... talented and able artist in
painting, drawing, and writing. . .gen-
eral likability . . . sense of humor . . .
desire for domesticity .. .good nature
.. dependability .. ."make me laugh"
. . . Abercrombie angler.
9 Walton Street
Mr. Holyoke College
Q.E.D., Senior Play.
Maine accent . . . handsome Harvard
he-man cousin. . .interest in red-heads
. . . manual trouble . . . snickering. . .
woolly warm coat. . ."Does it really?"
. . . lanky lassie with lusty laughter.
JANE DEVEREAUX PHILBIN
88 Groton Street
Forest Hills, New York
1939-41 Barnard College
Vice-President Senior Class '41, Head
of Hiking '41, Senior Play '41, Courant
'40, '41, Draper Dramatics '40, Student
Government '41, Rec Room Committee
'39, Cum Laude.
Accent and eyebrows . . . choice chortle
...perpetual twinkle. . .work fanatic
plus honor roll results . . . R. A. F.
"Mayne"ia. . .sweet and sympathetic
...aspirations for literary accomplish-
EMILY RUTH POYNTER
6 School Street
Q.E.D. '40, '41, Posture Marker '41, Day
Scholar Entertainment Committee '41,
Griffin Entertainment Committee '40,
Abbot Bazaar Committee '41.
Familiarly known as "Erp" . . .passion
for Williams Hall... ice cream... cars
. . .humor with a capital "H" . . seven-
thread stockings. . southern courtesy.
69 East First Street
Corning, New York
Captain of Griffins '41, Vice-President
A. A. A. '41, Student Government '41,
Q.E.D. '41, Bazaar Committee '40,
Numerals '40, "A" Society '41, Hiking
Leader '41, Griffin Hockey Team '40,
'41, Griffin Entertainment '40, Press
"La" and 1' amour. . .ardent Amherst
admirer. . .Math martyr. . Griffins'
loyal leader. . .exuberance plus daily
orange juice. . divine hair.
1938-41 Smith College
Numerals '39, Q.E.D. '40, '41, Secre-
tary-Treasurer Q.E.D. '40, '41, Honor
Roll '38, '39, '41, Gargoyle Hockey
Team '38, Day Scholars' Play '40, Pos-
ture Marker '38, '39, '40, Cum Laude.
"Ellie" the gal who passes tests...
stands up to our shoulder. . . off-the-face
coiffure. . .class discussions. . ."that's
Exeter, New Hampshire
1939-41 Middlebury College
Abbot Bazaar Committee '40, Senior-
Mid Play '40, Draper Dramatics '40, '41,
A.D.S. '41, Senior Play '41, Griffin En-
tertainment '40, Prom Committee '41.
"Mim" ... friend in need. . .knitting
.. .personality .. full skirts and good
looking sweaters. . always cheerful. . .
actress ... school spirit. . .camera en-
thusiast. . .lengthy English themes.
ANNE KIRTLAND SELDEN
42 School Street
1937-41 Smith College
Prep Plays '38, French Plays '40, Head
of Day Scholars' Bazaar Committee '40,
Philomatheia '41, Numerals '40, Treas-
urer Junior Class '38.
Last minute "Pat". . .skiing week ends
at Tamworth. . .questions. . .pink plas-
ter leg. . .chuckle.
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AMELIA NEVILLE SHIELDS
217 Chestnut Road
Edgeworth, Sewickley, Pennsylvania
1938-41 University of Pittsburgh
Senior-Mid Plays '39, Senior Play '41,
A.C.A. Advisory Board '40, Fidelio '39,
'40, '41, L.B.A. '41, French Play '40.
"Mimi" . . .beautiful golden tresses. . .
gowns by Shields. . .resounding Ohs
...novel nicknames. . .family and
3938 Prospect Road
1939-41 Pine Manor Junior College
Philomatheia '40, '41, Chairman Red
Cross '41, Yearbook Board '41, Prom
"Lu" . . .ardent calorie-counter. . .sym-
pathy and understanding. . .cousins. . .
smooth plaid coat. . .efficient planner
of Red Cross.
HELEN BINKARD STOTT
1937-41 Smith College
Aeolian '39, '40, '41, Choir '39, '40, '41,
Honor Roll '39, Entertainment Com-
mittee '39, Day Scholars' Entertainment
Committee '41, Gargoyle Hockey Team
'41, Honor Bonus '38, Senior-Mid Plays
'40, Abbot Bazaar Committee '40, '41,
Posture Marker '39, '40, Fidelio '39,
'40, '41, Student Government '38, Nu-
merals '39, Gargoyle Entertainment
She's either "Stottie" or"Cusie" . . .the
music fiend. . .second soprano supporter
. . .home to lunch. . .food supply.
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Wjst Hartford, Connecticat
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Cammt '41, Senior Play '41, Chairman
Rec Room Committee "41.
"Frannie""- . . writer extraordinary . . .
langh and fan darling witty im-
promptn songs class baby brainstorm
. . -Cofmecticnt conscions.
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"Marty". . .in the bine hat. . .choking
that bine derelict of a car. .."Well,
we'd better get out and posh" pet
wave over one eye "T'mcoming."
12 Berkeley Place
Cranford, New Jersey
Vice-President Student Government
"41, Captain of Gargoyles "41, President
A.D.S. "41, Draper Dramatics "40, Sen-
ior Plav '41, Secretary Sir :--:-lid Class
'40. Senior-Mid Play 40, ""A" Society
*40, Nrauerals '39, ^ arsiry Basketball
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Varsity Basketball "40.
'"Addie" flashing her Colgate
smile - . . haunting giggle . . . lust for
magazines . . - versatility shown on the
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EDITH FRANCES WHITE
58 Stratford Road
1939-41 Sweet Briar College
Aeolian '41, A.C.A. Advisory Board
'40, Varsity Hockey '41.
Subtle humorist . . friend in need...
Acacia affiliations. . .feline felicity...
mechanical minded frere...baby talk
. . . rage for reading.
NANCY ELLEN WHITTIER
13 Walworth Avenue
Scarsdale, New York
1938-41 Oberlin College
Yearbook Board '41, Odeon '41, Treas-
urer Odeon '41, Senior Play '41, Class
"A" Rider '40, Horseshow '40, Nu-
merals '41, Abbot Bazaar Committee '39.
"Nannie" . . . horse enthusiast. . . Maine
and New York... crew hat. . clothes
and camel's-hair suit. . .clicking type-
writer . . . week ends by air.
11 Rangely Road
1938-41 Colby Junior College
Secretary L.B.A. '41, Numerals '41,
Class Song Leader '41, Rec Room Com-
mittee '40, '41, Gargoyle Hockey Team
'40, '41, Head of Badminton '41, Gar-
goyle Entertainment '39.
"Bon". . clicking knitting needles
. . .enviable wardrobe. . .attractiveness
. . glamorous hair. . .being in love. . .
Saturday leaves. . .smooth complexion
. . .cleverness.
Seniors stand together,
Class of '41.
Fair or stormy weather,
Our Abbot life has been a lot of fun.
Loyal to her standards 'til the goal is won
In the future we'll be singing and her
praises will be ringing
Class of '41.
All Abbot means to us, all it can hold,
Bound into unity circled with gold,
Memories to treasure joy without measure,
Gaining new values as our years unfold.
Truth and integrity, highest ideals
Walking the pathway which knowledge
Firm steps unwavering, ambition favoring,
Work and endeavor — all these our ring
Years spent in striving this goal to attain,
Cheered on by teachers by friendships new
Symbol of learning, torches still burning,
Our rings will recall what our years here
The meaning of this tree we give,
Is constancy and gain,
We leave it here to grow and live,
Forever to remain.
A token of remembrance
For years that lie ahead,
To symbolize the permanence
Of this fair life we've led.
Though other girls will take our place,
This steadfast tree will stay,
In proof that nothing can erase
The memory of this day.
So with the planting of this tree,
May this one thought live on,
That all our faith and loyalty
Will last though we have gone.
Carolyn Dudley Cross
Mary Mynderse Howard
Margaret Lorinda Meyer
Elizabeth Brooker Travis
Joan Peabody Carlson
Shirley Ruth Hamilton
You've done your job well this past
year, and you've had a lot of fun. You
truly distinguished yourselves with your
plays which amazed us all. Little did we
dream that among those sixty bright and
healthy faces there could have been so
many Ethel Barrymores! The song over
which you spent so many laborious
hours, and many more and even harder
hours with rehearsal upon rehearsal, went
over with a bang. Many of you have al-
ready entered into that most mysterious
and interesting realm of societies, while
others have it still in store. At Thanks-
giving, Christmas, and Easter, your verses
made a real impression upon all those
within audible distance. All in all, Senior-
Mids, you have done admirably, and we
know that Abbot will be safe in your
hands next year.
And now you have one more year. With-
out a doubt it is the one that you have
been looking forward to more than any
other since you were green-eyed Preps.
How we envy you ! The Intervale of your
minds will soon be an Intervale of reality,
and a much better one than you could have
possibly imagined. Afternoons of fun and
hard study in the Senior parlor will be
part of your daily life before another year
comes to its conclusion. Senior lights,
Fidelio, Sunday-night suppers with Miss
Hearsey, and oh, so many other privileges
will soon belong to you for keeps. But
there will be work, too. Oh, yes! For
"finals" and College Boards are always in
We have been through all of this and
loved every minute of it. This is why we
envy you so much. You have it all ahead;
we, behind. So the best of luck to you,
Senior-Mids, make the most of it, and
grab your cake while the eating is good!
This year's leaders were: Louise Clark
and Suzanne Bates, Presidents; Virginia
Gourley and Barbara Hill, Vice-Presidents;
Margaret Stuart and Mary Bertucio, Secre-
taries; Betty Jean England and Gretchen
The Bosses: Top Row — England, Bertucio, B. Hill.
Front Row — Bates, Clark, Stuart, Roemer, Gourley
Ready to Schuss
Cloudy and Cooler
Fair and Warmer
Miles of Smiles
Two Minutes to Draper
Meeting at 1:50
Executive Eight: Top Row — Garratt, Lehmann, Beck-
man, Robjent, Zimmermann. Front Row — Goodall, Pear-
son, D. Dean
NOW you know what it's all about!
After a year or two of striving, learn-
ing and accomplishing, you have caught
on to the Abbot way. Don't ever lose it.
It is priceless!
This year's officers were: Mimi Beck-
man and Sally Zimmermann, Presidents;
Jere Lehmann and Buffy Garratt, Vice
Presidents; Barbara Robjent and Mary
Bentley, Secretaries; Ruth Goodall, Anne
Pearson and Dotty Dean, Treasurers.
'Let' s take Morton Street!'
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FEELING like a player at bat for the
first time, you came to Abbot. With
heads high in spite of hidden fears, and
with hearts full of great expectations, you
came, you saw, and you conquered. Look
at you now! Preps, we, the Senior class,
think you are a grand bunch.
Leaders of the Preps were: Elinor Cahill
and Patricia Damon, Presidents; Anne
Corkran and Frances MacDonald, Vice-
Presidents; Joan Sweeney and Alva Hous-
ton, Secretaries; Anne Walen and Priscilla
Leaders of '45: Top Row — Damon, Houston, MacDon-
ald, Sweeney, Corkran. Front Row — Cahill, Walen, Stev-
'What' s your answer?'
" Bend your knees''
The Younger Set
On the Green
HOWEVER pressed their time may be between
sports and studies, our organizations and socie-
ties, nevertheless, exert an influence on our lives often
outweighing that of our more formal activity. Filling
in our odd moments are the meetings of organizations,
which serve to give direction to our life outside the class-
room, to keep the wheels running smoothly, to provide
outlets for special talents, and to recognize outstanding
ability and accomplishment. Our societies, to which we
are elected by virtue of demonstrated interest, foster
within us a vision of future achievement. Who knows?
By 1951 we may be stirring the public as convincing
Lady Macbeths, thrilling Marion Andersons, sage and
witty Dorothy Thompsons or delightful Willa Cathers.
Thus, through the medium of our organized activities,
we contribute to our school life and aspire to greater
endeavor and usefulness in the years that lie ahead.
Back Row. Jones, Nelson, Waterhouse, Mills, Harris, Clark
Second Row: Kelley, Purcell, Eccles, Cahill, Damon
Front Row: Philbin, Bates, Fowler, Zimmermann, Beckman
Student Government Christian Association
THE main purpose of Student Govern-
ment is to create real interest and spir-
it at Abbot. Through this kind of govern-
ment the Principal, faculty and students
work hand in hand, and in this way we
cover wider viewpoints and wishes. The
chapel and corridor proctors are appointed
by us, and we take care of all elections
during the year. The Student Council is
made up of the presidents of all the classes,
the president and vice-president of the
Senior Class, Athletic Association and
Christian Association, the Head of Day
Scholars and the officers of the Student
Government. The four officers of the Stu-
dent Government, the president of the
Senior Class and the A. A. A. and A.C.A.
presidents comprise the Executive Board.
With these representatives on the Council
it is possible for each class and organiza-
tion, through these girls, to contribute to
the welfare of Abbot.
Emily Mills, President; Betsy Fowler,
Secretary; Addie Waterhouse, Vice Presi-
dent; Nancy Eccles, Head of Day Scholars.
THE notice "A.C.A. tonight" and the
sound of the gong remind us every
Sunday of the big part A.C.A. plays in
our lives at Abbot. For A.C.A., we wrote
to New Girls and the Seniors dressed dolls
for the children at Hindman. Our pains-
taking efforts were well rewarded by the
appreciative letter from our Abbot alumna
working there. The children's party at
Christmas was thoroughly enjoyed by the
board members as well as by the children
who squealed with delight as they re-
ceived their presents from Santa Claus
(alias Dottie Harvey).
Our Sunday night vespers, led by the
Seniors, were inspiring to us all, and we
will never forget the first talk we gave
which caused our knees to shake and our
hearts to thump in double time.
A.C.A. organized this year three Red
Cross groups — beginners and advanced
knitters and a sewing group. At Christmas
time we proudly presented our finished
work to the local chapter. After Christmas
we worked not only for the Red Cross but
Back Row: Ware, Campbell, M. Hamilton, Shields, Fiske
Second Row: Bates, Gorsuch, Rathbone
Front Row: Harris, Means, Kelley, Harvey
also for the British War Relief. We do-
nated to needy charities the money which
we saved on Wednesday night candlelight
But aside from its weekly vesper service
and the help it tries to give in many
directions, there is something less tangible
for which A.C.A. stands every day of
every week. That something is a Friendly
The members of Executive Board are:
Nancy Kelley, President; Betty Harris,
Vice President; Harriet Means, Secretary;
Dorothy Harvey, Treasurer.
EVERY girl a member and every girl
a rival — this is A. A. A. Gus, the
Griffin, and Lister, the loyal Gargoyle,
lend their humorous touches to our two
rival clubs. Laden with books and balanc-
ing their Tiffin, the A. A. A. Council are seen
scurrying down to the corrective room
where they nominate new heads of major
and minor sports and hope the weather-
man will favor them with suitable weather
for our seasonal field days.
Our Council this year consisted of Miss
Carpenter, the Director of Physical Edu-
cation, and Miss Rhodes, her assistant;
Julie Nelson, President; Mary Purcell,
serving double duty as Vice-President and
Captain of the Griffins; Mimi Calder, Secre-
tary; Eleanor Knox, Treasurer; and Addie
Waterhouse, Captain of the Gargoyles. The
heads of major and minor sports were:
Lyn Menschik, hockey; Nancy Eccles,
tennis; Dorothy Harvey, basketball; Eleanor
Cole, ice; Helen Craig, snow; Jane Parrot,
riding; Betty Gorsuch, golf; Edna Nutton,
baseball; Jane Philbin, hiking; Bonney
Wilson, badminton; Margaret McFarlin,
croquet; Sue Bates, ping-pong; Jessie Mc-
Creery, archery; Ruth Snider, deck tennis.
Waterhouse, Nelson, Purcell, Calder, Parrot, Craig, Knox,
Gorsuch, Nutton, Menschik, Eccles, Harvey
ALL work and no play makes Jack a
dull boy" is true at Abbot as any-
where else. The "A" Society is an honor-
ary society encouraging its members to
excel in sports and to inject real spirit
into the school athletics. As we flaunt our
cherished blue A's, we joyfully realize that
we are now more than halfway to the
blazer — four hundred and fifty points.
We had our annual picnic at Ipswich
Back Row: Menschik, Eccles, Knox
Front Row: Harvey, Nelson, Long, W aterhouse
tographer, and Miss Rath. The great de-
cision regarding the theme of our book
came next, and before we fully realized it
each of us was responsible for a particular
section. Then came the oft -repeated re-
frain "The deadline for these write-ups is
Friday." But in spite of the hectic hours,
the exhilarating feeling which followed a
completed section far outweighed the
stress and strain involved in its compila-
tion. The proudest moment of all arrived
simultaneously with the finished product
— our 1941 Yearbook!
Our staff was as follows: Dorothy Har-
vey, Editor-in-Chief; Polly Packard, Busi-
ness Manager; Christine Hill, Assistant
Business Manager; Jane Parrot, Art Editor;
Sue Long, Photography; Dorothy Fiske,
Peggy Little, Lu Sommer, Nancy Whittier,
Literary Board; Dorie Jones, Ex Officio.
Beach where great baseball competition
raged between the Gargoyles and the
Griffins, with Miss Hearsey and Miss
Carpenter "pitching" into the spirit of
things. That night we stumbled wearily
out of the bus, shaking sand from our
rumpled heads but lingering over memo-
ries of sand, sea and sky.
Our members are: Suzanne Long, Presi-
dent; Eleanor Knox, Secretary-Treasurer;
Nancy Eccles, Dorothy Harvey, Marilyn
Menschik, Julie Nelson, Adeline Water-
PERHAPS we on the Yearbook Board
might describe as "the thrill that
comes once in a lifetime" the feeling that
came over us on that memorable morning
in chapel when we were announced as the
producers of the Circle. At first we were
too excited and awed to believe that we
were on the Board, but soon the excite-
ment gave way to meetings in the Parlor
with the engraver, the printer, the pho-
Back Row: Hill, Parrot
Second Row: Packard, Sommer, Harvey, Long, Whittier
Front Row : Little, Jones, Fiske
AFTER frightened tryouts during our
first week back in September, the
Fidelio list was posted. From that time
on throughout the year, forty or so of our
lusty voices have rung out from Abbot
Back Row: Lytle, Shields, Little, Moody, Todd, Wind, Abbott, Finneran, Gorsuch, D. White, Nelson, Parrot, Long, Towne,
Biart, Grieco, Hardy, Leslie, Barss, Packard, Eccles, Stott
Second Row: Eaton, Fowler, Jones, Craig, Bates, Stuart, Williams, Flint, 7eitung, Campbell, McCreery , Harvey, Harris, Gerrish,
Means, M. Dean
Front Row: Clark, B. Hill, Waterhouse, Bondy, Johnson, M. Erkert
Hall two afternoons a week. We won-
dered at Mr. Howe's patience with us,
and we won't soon forget his characteris-
tic shrug and sort of hopeless but brave
smile in the face of the problems we pre-
We were very excited when we heard we
were to sing on the radio in December for
the benefit of the Chinese Relief. We felt
so funny packed in that glass-cage effect in
the Lawrence broadcasting station, with
Mr. Howe leading us precariously from a
chair. This was followed by hurried re-
hearsals of our favorite carols for the
Christmas service. After our winter vaca-
tion we found ourselves working furiously,
spurred on by the joint concert with P. A.
which, alas, had to be cancelled because of
illness "on the hill." But then we set to
work again, this time for our concert with
Governor Dummer at Abbot. A raging
March blizzard did not hinder the arrival
of our guests, and our successful concert
was followed by a superb dance.
The year flew by, and spring was here all
too soon. The Easter hymns were sung,
and there was the preparation for rally
night. The Seniors stepped out and made
way for the vigorous voices of the "New
Fidelio" who, we must say, made us
wonder if we would be missed at all! Fi-
delio has meant happy hours with favorite
songs, and in spite of Mr. Howe's mis-
givings about us, we would not have
missed it for anything.
ALTHOUGH Miss Friskin's absence
left an awful gap in choir last fall,
we looked forward to our Sunday rehear-
sals with Mr. Howe. At first we felt a
little shaky, and we still remember his
glaring at us over the top of the piano be-
cause of a sharp that went flat or a dotted
half we didn't dot. But dots or no dots,
Mr. Howe's humor, patience and confi-
dence in us bolstered our courage and we
sang bravely on. The morning of Christ-
Back Row: Eccler, Shaw, Nelson, Harvey, Leslie, B.
Front Row: Bennett, Stott, Craig, Todd, Biart, Hardy,
Lyt/e, Jones, Margery Martin
mas vacation we trudged, tousled and ex-
cited, through the halls singing carols.
Before midyears Mr. Howe was the perfect
host at a farewell tea. Miss Friskin back,
we sang on the vowels and pronounced our
final consonants. Altogether it has been
a grand year, and choir membership is a
privilege which we are very proud to
The choir members were Marney
Martin, President; Beverly Brooks, Betsy
Bennett, Skip Biart, Emma Ann Todd,
Dorothy Harvey, Betty Hardy, Betsy
Lytle, Julie Nelson, Helen Stott, Nancy
Eccles, Polly Packard, Dorie Jones, Bunny
Shaw, Louise Leslie, Helen Craig.
THIS year A.D.S. got off to a grand
start with five new members. We
began rehearsing almost immediately for
the big event of our year, the production
of the A.D.S. Plays. Rehearsals were a
mad jumble of forgotten speeches, lost
cues, stifled giggles and late arrivals, but
under the expert direction of our own Mrs.
Gray, all was in readiness for the final
performance on December 7th. Our Friday
night meetings will long be remembered
in the hearts of us in A.D.S. There we read
and studied many plays, yet somehow al-
ways managed to combine a good time
with the more serious matters. Betty was
ever ready with one of her jokes; Julie
could always be counted on to pep up any
slow meetings; Mim was usually to be
found sitting close beside the door ready
to make a hasty retreat should any new
play Mrs. Gray was casting contain an
old grandmother's role. A.D.S. owes much
Back Row : Scammon, Gorsucb, Caldarone
Second Row: Hartwell, Nelson, Waterhouse, Long, Rath-
Front Row: D. White, Gourley, Menschik
of this year's success to its able president,
Addie Waterhouse, and of course to Mrs.
Gray. As always, she has been our in-
spiration, helping us in every possible way
to get the most out of our work. We hope
we have made her proud of this year's
Our members were Addie Waterhouse,
Jo Hartwell, Julie Nelson, Sue Long,
Ruth Rathbone, Lyn Menschik, Betty
Gorsuch, Mim Scammon, Dottie White;
Glo Caldarone, and Jini Gourley.
A EOLUS, the mythical god of the winds,
Jl\. could hardly have refrained from
chortling through his bristly beard had he
heard us playing our toy symphony.
Draper Hall shook from its very founda-
tions as Herbie banged away with enviable
gusto on her drum, Dorie's nightingale
either needed a refill or spilled all over her,
and Kelly attempted to cuckoo on the off
beat! Miss Friskin tried to keep things
under control, but her sense of humor in-
variably got the better of her. Some of our
most enjoyable evenings were those when
she so ably reconstructed our vaguely
hummed tunes. Miss Friskin's guidance,
her efficiency, graciousness and incompar-
able playing are the things that make
Aeolian so special. Miss Tuttle was her
gifted substitute during the first semester.
Our "symphony players" were: Nancy
Eccles, President; Harriet Means, Secretary-
Treasurer; Jeannette Biart, Ruth Bondy,
Helen Craig, Betty Dunaway, Betty Hardy,
Dorothy Harvey, Dorie Jones, Helen
Stott, Jane Towne, Edith White.
Back Row: Towne, Means, Bondy, Harvey, Biart, Craig,
Front Row : Stott, Eccles
List, Gerrish, Bates, O'Connell, B. Brooks, Miss Sweeney,
Troub, Philbin, Fiske
WHAT is Courantl Is it fifty clearly
printed pages, bound in blue and
white, stuffed into your mailboxes in
February and June? No, that is not Courant.
Courant means frantic Friday afternoons
with the story that refuses to come in
time for tonight's meeting, hurrying to
our very own little room across from His-
tory of Art, grabbing a chair, and resting
our elbows experimentally on the wobbly
table. It is bringing forth that story,
finally, and reading it as clearly as possible
with our hearts in our mouths; that end-
less moment of waiting for the beloved
member who may, or may not, sit up and
declare "I like it!"; and listening with a
smile while the Board picks apart our
carefully worded paragraphs. It means
grand talks on various tangents with the
indispensable Miss Sweeney, over-exuber-
ance and everyone talking at once, Bev's
authoritative "All right" bringing us
back to earth and a deadline. Courant
means printer's ink, reams of proof, wavy
lines and forgotten punctuation, over-
lapping pages and odd sounding tenses;
it means unique chapels such as this year's
program in which the stories behind the
portraits on the walls of Abbot Hall were
revealed. But most of all, it means work
and achievement, and that unequaled
warmth which comes when you all re-
ceive the long-awaited product which to
our public is Courant.
The Board this year included: Beverly
Brooks, Editor; Nancy Gerrish, Business
Manager; Jane Philbin, Sue Bates, Dorothy
Fiske, Joan List, Mary Carroll O'Connell,
Frances Troub, Jane Bishop, Frances
Flint, Gretchen Roemer, Literary Board.
Les Beaux Arts
L.B.A. is a society for lovers of art.
Its greatest asset is its faculty ad-
viser who guides us so masterfully through
the realms of artistic beauty, and our
meetings were punctuated with shouts of
laughter caused by her humorous anec-
dotes. She has lent much richness to our
Thursday night gatherings by her ex-
tensive travels and her vast stores of know-
Our year was spent in the study of recent
paintings. In our chapel program, which
Back Row : Davey, Bertucio, Wilson, D. Erkert
Second Row : C. Hill, Waugh, Parrot, Shields, Mary Mar-
Front Row: Finneran, Grieco, Fong
came in May, we presented tableaux
of the works of contemporary artists.
Members of L.B.A. were: Joan Waugh,
President; Jane Davey, Secretary-Treasurer;
Bonney Wilson, Alda Grieco, Christine
Hill, Jane Parrot, Mimi Shields, Mary
Bertucio, Dorothy Erkert, Mary Ellen
Finneran, Virginia Fong, Mary Martin.
"Books — lighthouses erected in the sea of
WE in Odeon cling to these light-
houses for guidance in the turbu-
lent sea of our youth. An hour is set aside
Back Row: Wbittier, McCreery, Calder, B. Hill, Moody,
Front Row : Lacey, Belden, Clark, Little
every other Friday evening in which we
read and discuss all phases of literature to
our heart's content under the stimulating
guidance of our faculty adviser, Miss
Wilkinson. By common consent we first
read George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion."
Then Ann read us parts from "Mrs. Min-
iver," and Mimi read the familiar " 'Twas
the Night Before Christmas." In January,
Miss Wilkinson began reading to us Alice
Duer Miller's "White Cliffs." In Odeon
we forget everything for one precious
hour and just enjoy ourselves.
The members of Odeon were: Mimi
Calder, President; Nancy Whittier, Secre-
tary-Treasurer; Peggy Little, Emily Mills,
Jessie McCreery, Verniece Moody, Joan
Belden, Louise Clark, Barbara Hill, Ninon
Lacey, Betsy Lytle, Ann Zeitung.
WE, in Philomatheia, are lovers of
learning, as the derivation of our
name implies. This year we gazed at the
stars, fumbled at the movie projector,
goggled at amoeba antics and compiled
data for our chapel program in March.
We presented sundry superstitions, trying
to show their origin, bringing out the
truth in some and debunking others. For
example, we learned that hairpin souffle a.
la thumbtacks could be served as a deli-
cacy at the Ritz — but really! A love of
learning plus the patient aid of Miss
Tucker and Mrs. Poland is a combination
not to be excelled.
Our stargazers were: Phyllis Campbell,
President; Eleanor Knox, Secretary-Treasurer;
Martha Tyer, Pat Selden, Marjorie Dean,
Margaret McFarlin, Betty Harris, Lu
Back Row : Sommer, M. Dean, Selden
Front Row : McFarlin, Harris, Knox, Campbell, Tyer
Back Row: Beach, Perkins, M. Erkert, Kelley, Packard,
Rafton, Snider, Poynter ■
Front Row: Sime, Manning, Purcell, Fowler, D. Hamil-
ton, Margery Martin
Q. E. D.
Q.E.D. will always recall to us this
familiar quotation of our President
Polly: "Now who is giving the news
tonight?" Our elaborate plans and our
noble efforts in training ourselves to act as
guides on our trip to historic Boston were
again all in vain. This time the flu epi-
demic was our deterrent. We forgot our
disappointment, however, when we be-
came absorbed in preparations for our
discussion in chapel on the subject "Is the
defeat of Hitler essential for the United
States?" Nancy, Marney, Betsy, Emily
Ruth and La became temporarily staunch
defenders of the totalitarian system. Here
Miss Smith's impartiality in our discus-
sions was an invaluable help. What would
we do without her?
Our soap-box orators were: Polly Pack-
ard, President; Harriet Beach, Betsy Fow-
ler, Nancy Kelley, Margery Martin, Emily
Ruth Poynter, La Purcell, Eleanor Rafton,
Mary Erkert, Diantha Hamilton, Theo
Manning, Eloise Perkins, Margaret Sime,
THE muffled tramp of marching
feet to do or die for a cause,
be it democracy or dictatorship,
is startlingly contrasted this year
with the gay, carefree tread of
schoolgirl feet on an Abbot Field
Day when orange and green banners
bespeak the Gargoyle-Griffin con-
test. The one is designed to destroy
beauty, the other to create it physi-
cally, mentally, spiritually. For in
fine sportsmanship, in fair play on
the courts and off, in fellowship
with friend and foe alike, and in
relaxation and reverie after su-
preme effort, there is
to Dare and to Do
Presenting — Gargoyles and Griftins
WHICH will you choose — a Gargoyle sprouting
horns and beard, or a Griffin complete with long
tail and beak? These creatures emerge from mythical
tales into the symbols of our rival athletic clubs. The
crisp fall days find us racing giddily across the hockey
field, brushing up on our backhand, or riding in the
midst of autumn glory astride our favorite horse. Time
passes, and joyful over fresh fallen snow, we don our ski .
boots or skates, and shake the moth balls from our
bunny mittens and woolly scarfs; basketball practice be-
gins also, and we bend and sway to the beat of the tom-
tom. When balmy April arrives we get back into the
"swing" of things with tennis, baseball and golf. All
year we are friendly enemies to the bitter end, giving of
our best to our own team and feeling sincere pride in the
successes of our opponents.
Heap Big Chiefs — P until, Griffin; Waterhouse, Gargoyle
Tuneful Triumvirate — Wind, Griffin; Means, School
Leader; Martin, Gargoyle
DURING the first weeks of school one
often heard the question, "When
are we going to know whether we're
Griffins or Gargoyles?" Finally, after a
"huddle" during which strange shapes
were cut from green and orange felt, the
great day arrived, each girl's fate was an-
nounced, and she was welcomed by the
old members of her team. Both teams
serenaded their potential stars.
Soon the struggle began in earnest, and
when Fall Field Day arrived the competi-
tion was close. The day began with a
serenade to the faculty, after which we
marched to the tennis courts and, sitting
in the crackling fall leaves, watched Mary
Bertucio against Nanny Eccles for a Grif-
fin tennis singles victory. Weesy Clark and
B. J. England found Griffins Skip Fiske
and Joan Waugh too much for them, and
Lister was shaking her Gargoyle head,
but Nanny Gerrish and Mimi Shields won
the doubles from Dotty Harvey and Ruth
Snider which cheered Lister considerably
but cast a momentary shadow over the
cheerful face of Gus Griffin.
On the hockey field there was great
tension, for the Griffins had been predomi-
nantly victorious in the preliminary games.'
During the first of the week the second
and third teams had played their games
and the results were: Second Team —
Griffins 3, Gargoyles 1; Third Team —
Griffins 6, Gargoyles 1; and contrary to
some expectations the Gargoyles defeated
the Griffins in the First Team game! Amid
loud cheering and wishful sighing from
the sidelines the final score of 2-0 was
Members of the Abbot Athletic Associa-
tion Board were hostesses at a school tea
when the day ended. Then we gathered in
the Rec Room, Griffins at one end and
Gargoyles at the other, to hear Miss
Hearsey announce the awards for fall
sports. The varsity hockey team was:
Honora Hayes, Marjorie Lehmann, Betsy
Lytle, Lyn Menschik, Em Mills, Julie
Nelson, Ruth Rathbone, Edie White,
Elsie Williams and Ann Zeitung. There
were also tennis, riding and "A" Society
awards. We left the meeting quite clapped
and sung out, but very happy over every-
After Thanksgiving we hibernated tem-
porarily for modern dance and basketball,
but soon snow fell and we jumped into ski
boots, to the ski room, and then toChapin's
Hill, Prospect and Miss Hearsey's slope,
according to our various degrees of skill.
Sometimes we went downhill backwards
as fast as we went forwards (because of an
excess of silver lacquer, of course!) Then
just as we thought our ankles were per-
manently crooked from the herring bone,
skiing conditions were ruined, and back
we went indoors.
In the First Group basketball games the
Griffins edged out the Gargoyles, and in
the next game the Gargoyles staged a
comeback and the Griffins struggled in
vain. The playing of Knoxie, Honora and
Gretchen called forth "Ohs" and "Ahs"
from the cheering sections. The Gargoyles
were the conquering heroines in Group II,
and in Group III the game was deadlocked
and ended in a tie. This seesaw state of
affairs continued in the second set of bas-
ketball battles, Griffins treading Gar-
goyles under foot or Gargoyles getting
"up and at 'em" and leaving the Griffins
far behind. The teams were more than
polite! After winning a game each stepped
back and let the other have a turn. The
games played after spring vacation, pro-
mised to be interesting. They were! Scores
were as follows: Group II — Griffins 24,
Gargoyles 12; Group III — Griffins 24,
Gargoyles 15- The Griffins beamed and
the Gargoyles despaired. Then on the day
before Easter the Final First and Second
Group games were played.
Gargoyle faces brightened when the
scorekeeper reported the Second Team score
a 12-12 tie, and the First Team game an
18-12 victory for the wearers of the green!
The basketball season was over for an-
other year. The varsity basketball team
was: Mary Bertucio, Jo Hartwell, Honora
Haynes, Eleanor Knox, Gretchen Roemer,
While all this was going on we got
s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d beyond belief in modern
dance. During the winter we did some
dance studies and an original composition
on "Play" which gave everyone in the
class a chance for creative expression.
Warm weather took us then to the green
tennis courts for many types of play.
When the number of girls who had
walked and "winter sported" for points
was announced in chapel, the Griffins were
out of sight they were so far ahead! Mean-
while the Gargoyles at once renewed
many mental resolutions.
On Monday afternoon in April the tennis
courts were suddenly stricken with a case
of blue polka dots. Yes, spring sports had
begun, so tennis, golf, riding and baseball
filled out afternoons with new interest.
English country dance rehearsals were also
begun for presentation on the Circle for
Abbot's birthday celebration.
The grand finale, the awarding of the
silver shield to the victorious team for
the year 1940-'41, came on a certain June
morning when the last chapel was held
and the school waited breathlessly for the
announcement. The outcome? Go and
consult the shield itself!
Here Did We Consecrate
Life to the Best
LIFE is activity, movement, growth, change; at its
best it blends them all and fires us with its own
contagious spark. The spark may be the wisdom of our
speakers, the skillful strokes of a painter, the catching
lines of a play; or it may burst from within, kindled by
fearful anticipation in a student recital, the exhilaration
of canoe trips, rides or walks. It smolders, presently
glows, flickers feebly, and soon burns brightly, and as it
burns we are affected by its light. We change and grow as
a result of that tiny spark planted within or caught from
without. The Abbot year, with all its inspiration, sup-
plies the spark for those who seek it; they may then look
back and know that here they consecrated life to the
Mapping a Course
Surveying the Situation
WEDNESDAY, September 25th,
found us hanging draperies, mov-
ing furniture, and generally getting to
work. We had our conferences with Miss
Sweeney and were soon sitting nervously
in our first classes. The first week we were
busy making new friends on our picnic at
Pomps Pond, at the Old Girl — New Girl
Party where we danced an energetic square
dance and were baffled by the faculty
chasses, and at the Senior Tea which was
held this year in the Senior Parlor.
The fall days were lovely and we were
busy riding and canoeing our time away
over the week ends. We were fascinated
by the prancings of Ferdinand the bull,
the puppet show, and the other antics of
corridors and cottages on their stunt
nights. We were delighted with the
Hampton Institute Quartette and the
beautiful program presented by Ella Belle
Davis, soprano. We went to Boston in the
rain but were fully rewarded by Helen
Hayes and Maurice Evans in their unique
rendition of "Twelfth Night"; and some
of us were lucky enough to hear Marion
Anderson in Boston.
During those early days we were taught
what to do in case of fire, and with hilari-
ous shouts we leaped from the window and
wriggled down the outside wall, carefully
Opening Out-of-Door Days: Above— Pomps. Below-
The Shaw sheen
Above : Suspension
Below: "Softie" and "Toughi
superintended by Miss Carpenter and our
big chief, Sue. Then there were those sur-
prising nights when we drilled with pallid
faces and rolled-up hair. October ended
with our exciting Hallowe'en dinner and
party which we attended dressed as adver-
tisements. Remember "Toughie" and
"Softie" — and the "Four Roses"?
At this time in our gay young lives
came our long-anticipated week end, and
there was a general exodus. Those who
were left behind had no meagre excite-
ment, however, for the Andover-Exeter
Game was played and we were properly
recognized by the Exeter contingent as it
marched by our gates. Thanksgiving verses
soon brought us back to normal. Bashka
Paeff, famous sculptress, gave us a demon-
stration of her technique, using Em as a
model. On Thanksgiving eve we had our
traditional service, and the next day, un-
daunted by snow, we scattered about the
countryside with relatives and friends
having a marvelous time and consuming
much turkey. The Song Contest between
the various corridors and cottages brought
forth our best home talent. Homestead
with its "Jeanie with the Light Brown
Hair" song and rendition was the winner.
AJoud and energetic evening was had by
all, topped off by a lively square dance
which left us hardly able to whisper
Exeter Passes Our Gates — Alas
Exeter Cheering Section
through our dry throats. A.D.S. enter-
tained us royally with three plays — "Cath-
erine Parr," depicting the stormy temper
of Henry VIII, "Men Folk," telling of the
tragedy of the sea; and "The Travelers,"
full of flickering lights and weird sound
Christmas was now creeping upon us
very rapidly, and Fidelio piled off to Law-
rence to broadcast British carols for the
benefit of the Bureau of Medical Aid to
China. Many were doing their part for
other charities too, by knitting on Friday
nights in chummy circles in Sherman or
Abbey, sewing on squares for Red Cross
baby afghans in Homestead, and making
would-be dresses for Hindman dolls. Fri-
day night callers continued to arrive amid
squeals and groans over the appearance or
not of those significant little white slips.
The vie played and the sound of masculine
voices drifted up from below, mingled with
feminine giggles. A.C.A. had its annual
Christmas party for many local children
who threw bean bags, ate ice cream and
sandwiches, and were wide-eyed at the
presents handed out by our competent but
drooping Santa (Fferbie). Mrs. Gray read
Dickens' Christmas Carol, always our
favorite, and on Sunday we presented our
own beautiful Christmas service. Our
Above: "Catherine Parr'
Middle: "Men Folk"
Below: "The Travelers"
'Sign for Riding
Confident but Drooping Santa
Merry Christmas to All
Vacation s Here!
Above: Midyears Ahead
Below: "Frisky' as Ever
packing was done, we sang our Christmas
table songs, and finished the celebration
with our customary carol sing in the Mc-
Keen Rooms. Next day, after we had slept
a mite and had been awakened by the
chanting choir, we crammed into buses
and cars, and deserted our dorms as we
headed for home !
January seventh we came back to earth
again with much to be done before mid-
years. We were voluntarily "at home"
because of the flu epidemic which, to our
amazement, even kept us away from
church! High on the P. A. hill there was a
flu epidemic also, and calling nights and
the Fidelio concert and dance had to be
cancelled. But the Curtis Beach Marion-
ette show with the big bad wolf and the
mysterious smoking hero cheered us up,
and Margaret Payson Bliss had us almost
rolling in the aisles or reduced to tears as
she gave her monologues. Then came that
fearsome week of midyears after which
the Seniors took off for Intervale and
those who were left behind were allowed
to go to the movies at night, and attended
the Kirsten Flagstad concert in Boston.
To the Seniors, on their return, we sang
"Here they come!
Week end spent at Intervale
And now they're back
To classes, books and morning mail,
And then exam returns
When each one learns — the worst!
Cocoa and Weenies
We wish you luck,
And hope you passed without mistake
All those exams,
And awful tests you had to take,
From Latin, Chem, and French
To History through the cent — uries.
You've had a great big week end
With skiing and skating and such,
And having no rules, and no thought of
And certainly eating too much!
So here you are,
Back again with us to stay —
For one more term
Together we will work and play,
We'll sing your praises all
O class of Forty-One!"
The second semester brought Miss
Friskin back to us, much to our joy. She
delighted us that first Saturday with one of
her exquisite concerts. Winter was really
here now; the blizzards came and went,
but we plowed on, over and under. Many
mornings we found Mr. Robb slaving
with a tired mien — and a snow shovel — as
he dug out Abbot Hall, or we were
awakened by the scraping of our friend
the snowplow as it groaned around the
circle. There were those Saturday after-
noons when brave A. A. A. members stood
shivering by the laundry to sell us hot
Above: Tea Totaling
Below: Cozy Wednesdays
Above: Curtain Call on "Infanta
Below: "Rebecca" Makes Up
dogs and cocoa. In sharp but pleasing con-
trast were the cozy Wednesday afternoons
in the McKeen Rooms where we chatted
and sipped our tea, carefully watching our
figures as the brownies came and went.
Before we knew it the Senior Mid plays
were on! They were: "The Birthday of the
Infanta" and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook
Farm." The first left us with lumps in our
throats as the hapless hunchback died and
the heartless Infanta scoffed. Rebecca,
however, lifted our spirits as she pranced
mischievously about, much to her irate
aunt's distress. We were deeply impressed
by the excellent acting of the Senior Mid
The days slipped by and again there was
a large departure for our "free week end."
Those who stayed had a restful few days,
some enjoying a performance of the Ballet
Russe in Boston. Phyllis Bentley lectured
on the dilemma of a story writer and so
interested us that we immediately set
about to read some of her works. At a
student recital we were amazed and very
proud of the talent of our schoolmates.
It hardly seemed possible that the strange
sounds which wafted from the third floor
all year could culminate in such extra-
ordinarily entertaining results. Next came
a joint concert of our Fidelio with the
Governor Dummer Glee Club when the
roaring blizzard outdoors all but rivaled
Off to Work
Yippee! Vacation Special!
the roaring voices indoors. Those who
could made plans for Northfield after an
absorbing vesper service devoted to pic-
tures and information concerning the con-
The last week end before spring vaca-
tion brought us the Senior Play, "The
Cradle Song," and the last vesper service
was marked by the return of Mr. Richard-
son. It seemed like old times again in the
chapel, and many of us enjoyed a good
discussion with him when the service was
over. On March 20 we again embarked,
bag and baggage, for our spring vacation
amid joyous shouts, wild gestures, and
April 2nd brought us back laden with
Easter bonnets and suffering from spring
fever. Our first Saturday we were treated
to a brilliant two-piano recital by Miss
Friskin and her brother, Mr. James
Friskin. The following week we were
amazed to hear that work was to begin on
the new wing of Draper Hall. We watched
with interest as strings and stakes ap-
peared on our beloved croquet grounds,
and we tried our best to concentrate as
"Lorraine," the steam shovel, trans-
formed our quiet campus into a rival for
a teeming city. Dr. George Roemmert
gave us a fascinating lecture with his
microvivarium, and we were suspicious of
Above: Chap Walk
Below: Station Wagon — Our Pride and Joy
Mirage of Senior Porch
In the Spring-
A Young Girl' s Fancy
A Young Man's Fancy
Above: "Spread 'em thick'.'
Below : Circle Promenaders
everything we touched for days after! On
Easter we blossomed forth in gay finery
and many corsages, and in the evening had
our impressive service with a sermon by
our good friend Dr. Pomeroy, of Milton.
Spring was really here now, with a
temperature of 90° in the shade, and we
roller-skated, basked in the sun, kept in
"Good Humors," went off on jaunts in the
country, and ate sandwiches prepared by
our hard-working committee for the
British War Relief.. Mrs. Gray's special
speech pupils, and the music students
again, performed excellently in their re-
citals on succeeding evenings. And finally
the long-anticipated Senior Prom week end
brought the month of April to a close,
and Abbot's 112th birthday was celebrated
on May 10th with bagpipes, country
dancing on the circle, an entertainment
in Davis Hall, and a bazaar for the benefit
of the B.W.R. The regional Cmn Laude
meeting was held at Abbot and brought
streams of members, mostly boys, to our
midst for a day. The last Field Day of the
year came and went, and before we knew
it we were busily involved in final examin-
ations. The last full Commencement week
end with all its mixed emotions wound up
the year's activities, and Abbot 1940-41
moved on into history.
"Fireman, save my child!"
ONCE upon a time not so very long ago, several
timid, bewildered little girls came to school to
Abbot, two of them to become the nucleus of the class of
'41. The next year they found they had grown in number
to seventeen and all lived happily together on their be-
loved fourth floor. They proudly produced their plays
and hunted Easter eggs in the grove. Although the hur-
ricane all but blew them away, they arrived a handful of
Junior-Mids, and eleven strong they bravely recited
their "verses." A year whisked by, and their number grew
to fifty-eight. They found themselves proudly singing
their class song, sporting new green sweaters and talking
wistfully of being Seniors. Then suddenly, as if by magic,
they realized they were Seniors! What an exciting year
they have had! And in the future as they turn to these
pages they will re-live their Abbot days.
Third Floor Front Goes to Kirksbire
Second Floor Front at 9 P.M.
Our Senior Year
WILL we ever forget our arrival
back at Abbot for this our final
year? Our spacious front rooms equipped
with famous couches, the Senior Parlor
and radio — these were part of our joys
along with lack of study hall commuting
and Senior coffee on the "first Sunday."
On two Sunday mornings our two ambi-
tious corridors breezed merrily off for a
yummy Kirkshire breakfast — another Sen-
ior prerogative. Of course we picnicked at
Ipswich, got the wind and the sand in our
hair, and loved every bit of it. The roaring
of the ocean, gay laughter, bare feet, wad-
ing, toasting weenies and marshmallows,
eating from the roof, returning to Abbot
at dusk, singing and harmonizing familiar
tunes, all spell for us our Senior picnic,
and what fun it was!
Remember when the winter set in with
snow and industrious needlework (and
'Don't let it burn 1 "
" Mmm — m
pin-work!) on dolls — those great big
beautiful dolls? And what a thrill it was
when we carried to our tables the blazing
plum puddings on the night before Christ-
mas vacation! Later on, we enjoyed the
gracious hospitality of Miss Hearsey on
those Sunday evenings at Sunset where
she entertained us at supper before her
Then came skiing in anticipation of
Intervale — that "little bit of heaven" of
which we had heard so much and so long.
Midyear examinations over, we left to
see the "feet of snow" up in New Hamp-
shire. The train ride was a wild whirl with
portable radios everywhere, and before we
knew it the Emersons were greeting us
heartily with cocoa, cookies and sand-
wiches in the warmth of their comfortable
living room. Their precious cocker spaniel
at once became our pet. Somehow we
managed to slumber happily that night in
spite of being wedged between vies and
—comforters. Next day we skied on Rus-
All for Hindman
Just Another Handful
CABLE SKI TOW
.INTERVALE V N. H.
. TWO TRM1^%N SLOPE
"Here it comes!'
Intervale at Last
"Shall we try it!'
sell's slope where with Miss Carpenter's
help we learned additional technique for
the harder slopes to come. Sue's ring, lost
in the snow, caused much commotion and
emotion. Next was the excitement of the
skimobiles on Cranmore, and the heights
to which they rose! We were breathless!
What a thrill we had skiing down from
the halfway point to the foot! And re-
member the movies on Saturday night
when we were packed sardine-like in the
tiny bus while Sherman, driver with the
quaint chapeau, bravely endured our ren-
dition of "Gee it was swell!" Winnie the
Pooh waddled in and out among the shad-
ows as Miss Hearsey read his adventures
after our hymn-singing session. Our feel-
ings a mixture of joy and sadness, we com-
posed praises of Intervale to sing to the
underclassmen on our return to Abbot.
In the spring we reveled in the new
freedom of unchaperoned Saturday leaves
and late lights, as well as peanut butter
and jam at Baronial! What bliss! We re-
There We Go
"The Cradle Song"
hearsed like fury to become pious nuns as
our play "The Cradle Song" took shape.
Adie, Jo, Janie and Nancy were just a few
who succeeded in bringing tears to our
eyes. Then with hopes and fears, we prac-
ticed Frannie's keen Ring Song which we
sang to the school in the McKeen Rooms
on the momentous night when we received
those long-anticipated heralds of gradua-
tion. These we displayed boastfully to the
"young ones" and twiddled them with
pride in English class! That was really
the beginning of the end so soon to come.
Close on the heels of spring vacation
came the Prom, and we kept Western
Union busy arranging for our "Toms,
Dicks and Harrys." Our young hopeful
Romeos started shining on Friday night
at a super-long calling hour, and on Satur-
day we treated them to a luncheon at the
Andover Inn. We observed tea time at
Sunset, guests of Miss Hearsey, and then
came dinner and the dance in the cleverly
and beautifully camouflaged gym.
"May I introduce — ?'
Hearts and Flowers
We were very proud of our "brighties"
when they shone at the Cum Laude meet-
ing, and never to be forgotten was the
Senior Banquet, followed by the turning
over of our beloved parlor (sans porch!)
to the Senior Mids. After a quick change
we warbled our "Where, oh where's" all
over the Abbot world, as did our long line
of Senior predecessors.
Desperate cramming with confusion
could mean only one thing — final exams.
Then in rapid succession came rally night,
anxious chapel awards and announcements,
balancing of cakes and plates at our
garden party, Draper Dramatics, Bacca-
laureate, the last chapel, and our imminent
(and eminent) graduation.
Is it possible that a whole year has
passed since the Class of 1940 planted its
tree and marched so solemnly in blue caps
and gowns to South Church? One of these
days, perhaps for our fiftieth reunion, the
Class of 1941 will be hobbling back with
canes and grandchildren to dig up our
treasure and to reminisce about these our
1941' s Growing Responsibilities
Good-bye to 1940 — We're Next
1941 in 1951
THE Bronx local was late as usual, so
we wandered over to the information
booth to ask plaintively how long we had
to wait. The encyclopedia on duty an-
swered, "You just missed it, child" — an
inner chord responded and we lifted
startled eyes to behold Polly Packard, run-
ning Grand Central, and who should be
handing her special bulletins but Secre-
tary Knox. A voice boomed "Intervale
Express leaving, track 18." Straining our
eyes, we recognized through their ski
paraphernalia Grieco, Little, Mary Martin,
Moody, Selden, Campbell, and Tyer. As they
passed, Conductor Mamie Martin told
them where to get off. Close on their heels
come Biart and Bondy, arguing for the seat
by the window on the Taft Special.
"Ladies and gentlemen of the radio
audience" — Perkie's bell-like tones an-
nounced to the listening world the big
event of the day: "Miss Beverly Brooks, ac-
companied by Stott, is leaving on her fare-
well concert tour before switching to
art — or is it literature?" Not to be gut-
done, Sue Long on Glamour, arrived from
Hollywood, and with her was little
Jo Hartwell, getting experience for her
walk-on in Scammon' s latest Broadway
production. They were welcomed with a
big smile from Mayor Troub, and a blaring
orchestra pitched by Kelly Means. Over in
the corner stood Kiki, keeping her eye on
the band. Reporters surrounded Miss Glam-
our, and firing questions to beat the band
was Fiske, the white hope of the Daily
We decided it was time to buy our
tickets, so we stood in line behind Joan
Belden, smiling agreeably as Edie White
short-changed her. From opposite sides
of the station, a stream of children came
tearing in, led by Addie and Dorie, waving
and calling frantically, "I've lost my
Hankie" and "Have you seen my little
Bobby?" The children turned fascinated
eyes as they beheld Kel and La, roller-
skating through Grand Central, complete
with Amherst banners and "The Cow
When the dust cleared, we found Ellie
Raftcn looking anxious while Erkert
and Sommer, of Travelers' Aid, ever on the
alert for an SOS, came to her rescue. We
noticed a crowd gathering, but couldn't
make out who was on the soap box. Ah!
little List, campaigning for Canine Suf-
frage, and Harris, with her Great Pyrenees
demonstrating how much more intelligent
dogs can be. . . . Peeping cautiously out of
the door, was Chamber of Commerce
President McCreery, trying to discover what
Manhattan has that Florida hasn't.
Over in a corner we saw Gerrisb, ex-
plaining to Life's Editor-in-Chief Harvey
how she managed to become the first
woman Supreme Court judge. A clatter of
metal on stone announced Eccles and her
tennis cups, and Em-on-the-Spot Mills
as usual lent a helping hand. Balanced on
ladders of Various heights were the Janes,
Towne and Parrot, painting murals for
eyesore travelers. Then we bumped into
Bonney, who explained to our "What are
you doing in New York?" — "Oh, just
bu22ing around!" From there, we wand-
ered over to the booth where Dottie White
was making picture letters "while you
wait." It was getting to be quite an Art.
Racing each other down 42nd Street,
were Whittier with her rodeo, and Poynter
with her taxi. A familiar voice rang out,
"Where are my bags?" and we reminded
Joanie Waugh that she was sitting on them.
Continuing blithely on our way we
passed Cosmopolite Philbin ordering por-
ters around. The prospect of our journey
seemed brighter when we learned that
Jane Davey had decorated all the Pullman
cars with chintz curtains — not that we
take Pullmans! An off-key murmur of
"I'm Just Wild about Harry" reached our
ears, but it was getting late and so we
didn't bother to turn around. We knew
it must be Beachie. A trail of heavily laden
porters led by Curator Shields hove in
sight. "For my museum," she explained
as Emi gingerly picked up a whale's
tooth from the floor.
A porter gave Calder a shove onto the
Oklahoma train, and she handed him a
eard announcing the opening of her new
dress shoppe. "Tell your wife.
Just as Packard' s Patented News Service
informed us that the Bronx Local was
ready, we looked around for a last glance.
How could we have overlooked that line
of men with hands outstretched! Hitler, we
wondered? No, just eager votes for the
people's choice, for sitting calmly in the
doorway of the Ladies' Room was Julie
Nelson, trying on wigs. That was the last
straw! To think that we had come to this.
We made a running leap for the train, and
settled down in our seats, exhausted, to
reminisce about Abbot in the "good old
Most Intelligent 1. Beverly Brooks
2. Jane Philbin
Most Ambitious 1. Miriam Scammon
2. Beverly Brooks
Most Likely to Succeed 1. Jane Philbin
2. Beverly Brooks
Most Practical Polly Packard
Best Man s Lady 1.
MojT- Personality 1.
Favorite Boys' School
Best Figure 1. Bonney Wilson
2. Nancy Eccles
Neatest 1. Jane Towne
2. Dorie Jones
Best Dressed 1. Addie Waterhouse
2. Bonney Wilson
1. Sue Long
"\ Jo Hartwell
1. Nancy Kelley
First to Be Married 1 . Dorie Jones
2. Phyll Campbell
1. Lu Sommer
2. Dottie Harvey
Most Typical Abbot
Thee will thy daughters -praise, all else above
Oh, Abbot Beautiful, mother we love.
Marguerite Capen Hearsey
May Dorothy Baker
Hilda R. Baynes
Jean Hope Baynes
Eunice Murray Campbell (Mrs.)
Constance Parker Chipman (Mrs.)
Hope Coolidge .
Raymond H. Coon
Helene Crooks .
Mary Elaine Dodge
Hannah Richmond Duncan (Mrs.)
Mary Gay ....
Brainard F. Gibbons
Bertha Morgan Gray (Mrs.)
Isabel Maxwell Hancock
Mary Mills Hatch .
Walter Edward Howe
Barbara Humes .
Harriet McKee .
Faith Lucena Meserve
Roberta Gilmore Poland (Mrs.)
Rowena Lincoln Rhodes .
Helen Dunford Robinson
Virginia Paine Rogers
Laura Huntington Smith
Catherine Jane Sullivan
Alice Curtiss Sweeney
Eleanor Tucker .
Lucile Burdette Tuttle
20 Abbot Street, Andover, Massachusetts
177 Englishcombe Lane, Bath, Somerset, England
. 309 West 86th Street, New York City
309 West 86th Street, New York City
Prospect Street, Topsfield, Massachusetts
57 Wilkinson Street, Putnam, Connecticut
5 Morton Street, Andover, Massachusetts
5 Simon Willard Road, Concord, Massachusetts
1116 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, Massachusetts
Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
300 West 108th Street, New York City
139 Chestnut Street, North Andover, Massachusetts
Abbot Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
17 Mayflower Terrace, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts
. Boonsboro Road, Lynchburg, Virginia
. . . . Andover, Massachusetts
14 School Street, Andover, Massachusetts
Chestnut Hill, Greenfield, Massachusetts
. 282 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts
26 Central Avenue, Weston, Massachusetts
126 Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts
735 Yale Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
685 West End Avenue, New York City
43 Cedar Street, Taunton, Massachusetts
77 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Gloucester, Massachusetts
82 Ames Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts
16 Garden Road, Lowell, Massachusetts
Abbot Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
83 Main Street, Medfield, Massachusetts
63 Masonic Street, Rockland, Maine
97 Knox Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts
175 Berkeley Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts
. 32 Milton Road, Brookline, Massachusetts
166 Christiana Street, North Tonawanda, New York
7 Linnaean Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts
14 Waterloo Row, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Senior Middle Class
North Andover, Mass.
123 West Main St., Palmyra, N. Y.
710 College Ave., Haverford, Pa.
9 York St., Andover, Mass.
Hidden Field, Andover, Mass.
923 Kearsley St. East, Flint, Mich.
Marion Rd., Middleboro, Mass.
63 Park Edge Ave., Springfield, Mass.
New Canaan, Conn.
7343 Constance Ave., Chicago, 111.
Ethel Ann Bolton
128 Prescott St., North Andover, Mass.
232 Baltimore Ave., Cumberland, Md.
Mary Margaret Boynton
70 Summer St., Newton Centre, Mass.
96 Vermont St.
371 Johnson St.
Westview Farm, Westborough, Mass.
111 Chenault Ave., Hoquiam, Wash.
8 Kensington St., Andover, Mass.
La Vale, Cumberland, Md.
Mary Elizabeth Dunaway
120 Silver St., Dover, N. H.
9 Abbot St., Andover, Mass.
Betty Jean England
1 Ledgewood Rd., Winchester, Mass.
High' Point Rd., Peoria, 111.
20 East 76th St., New York, N. Y.
Mary Ellen Finneran
Greens Farms, Conn.
St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H.
2116 Sixth St., Sacramento, Cal.
80 Winter St., Norwood, Mass.
Mary Lou Gilbert
1253 Murdoch Rd., Pittsburgh, Pa.
648 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio
168 Prospect St., Wakefield, Mass.
1416 25th St., Two Rivers, Wis.
Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad,
Madison Heights, Anderson, Ind.
16 Caro Court, Red Bank, N. J.
P.O. Box 15, Freeport, Maine
21 Royall St., Medford, Mass.
54 School St., Keene, N. H.
26 Thorndike St., Beverly, Mass.
71 Berwick St., Worcester, Mass.
95 Elm St., Andover, Mass.
Lake Shore Ave., Beverly, Mass.
387 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, N. J.
% Miss Anne Ormonde, Pelham Manor Gardens,
Pelham Manor, N. Y.
1 Punchard Ave., Andover, Mass.
64 Central St., Palmer, Mass.
West Woodland Rd., Pittsburgh, Pa.
174 Pennsylvania Ave., Crestwood, N. Y.
134 Langley Rd., Newton Centre, Mass.
27 EdgeclifFTerr., Yonkers, N. Y.
7 Garden Ave., Bronxville, N. Y.
% Miss Violet Birse Sime, Hotel New Weston,
34 East 50th St., New York, N. Y.
107 Revere Rd., Manhasset, N. Y.
66 Priscilla Rd., Chestnut Hill, Mass.
321 Plymouth Rd., Grand Rapids, Mich.
501 West Maple Ave., Newark, N. Y.
Arke, West Woodstock, Conn.
P.O. Box 907, Southampton, L. I., N. Y.
426 West Elm St., Brockton, Mass.
721 Broad St., Meriden, Conn.
Junior NLiddle Class
350 South Main St., Haverhill, Mass.
45 Hill Top Rd., Weston, Mass.
% Mrs. Rachelle Hillman, 236 West 70th St.
New York, N. Y.
10 Carisbrooke St., Andover, Mass.
104 State St., Newburyport, Mass.
62 Elm St., Andover, Mass.
Emma Ann Todd
The Todd Cottage, Seabright, N. J.
1530EdgcumbeRd.,St. Paul, Minn.
Mary Alice Beckman
202 Bedford St., New Bedford, Mass.
22 Hamilton Rd., Scarsdale, N. Y.
Box 199, Georgetown, British Guiana
140 West St., Braintree, Mass.
404 N.E. 26th Terr., Miami, Fla.
44 Curve St., Waltham, Mass.
8 Kensington St., Andover, Mass.
228 Millspring Rd., Manhasset, L. I., N. Y.
180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, N. H.
8055 Park Lane, Kew Gardens, L. I., N. Y.
3 Ridgley Terr., Jamestown, N. Y.
214 Main St., Sanford, Maine
640 Great Pond Rd., North Andover, Mass.
335 Highland Rd., Pottstown, Pa.
Overbrook, Stamford, Conn.
Westport. Conn. .
41 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y.
7 Axgyle St., Andover, Mass.
Mary Agnes Osborne
379 Highland Ave., Upper Montclair, N.J.
735 Bleeker Ave., Mamaroneck, N. Y.
Box 507, Harwichport. Mass.
6 Chandler Rd., Andover, Mass.
25 Dusenberry Rd., Bronxville, N. Y.
7 Lewis Rd., Winchester, Mass.
Hamilton, N. Y.
9 Wykagyl Gardens, New Rochelle, N. Y.
60 East Emerson St., Melrose, Mass.
31 Lowell St., Andover, Mass.
40 Wild wood St., Winchester, Mass.
10 Highlawn Ave., Lawrence, Mass.
5 Orchard St., Andover, Mass., % Arthur W. Rey-
415 WestoverRd., Stamford, Conn.
Tamworth, N. H.
100 Great Pond Rd., North Andover, Mass.
Hidden Rd.. Andover, Mass.
59 Phillips St., Andover, Mass.
10 Stonehedge Rd., Andover, Mass.
111 Main St., Andover, Mass.
Hidden Field, Andover, Mass.
72 Great Pond Rd., North Andover, Mass.
64 Central St., Andover, Mass.
68 Salem St., Andover, Mass.
The Yearbook Board acknowledges with
grateful appreciation, the interest and co-
OPERATION of Mr. Fitch of Howard- Wesson,
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF VaNTINE, Mr. JOHNSON
of the Andover Press, Jane Philbin and
Frances Troub, of the Abbot student body.
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THE ANDOVER PRESS, ltd.
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